Paired back

Mafe-Keane, Vanessa (2013) Paired back. [Live Performance (Dance)]

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Paired Back (2013) investigated the interpretation of text as a dance score. Specific words were used to trigger movement sequences. The performers, Avril Huddy and Jenny Roche, responded to spoken words with individual movement responses which were captured on video, reviewed and assembled as a duet. The musician Nicholas Ng, playing traditional Chinese instruments was also woven into the dancers’ choreography. This was achieved through choreographing a floor pattern that enabled him to weave through the space and ‘seemingly’ interact with the dancers’ actions. Projections using motion capture were also explored and sequenced with the actions of the dance. Retrospectively, I recognised my ‘intuitive’ use of text which I have mapped from its beginnings during the first rehearsal through to the performance at the Judith Wright Centre and demonstrated in DVD documentation. Consequently traces of this original ‘score’ used during the creative process are visible in final performance outcome. This has enabled me to reflect on the impact of language and instructions within my creative process.

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ID Code: 76372
Item Type: Creative Work (Live Performance (Dance))
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
  • Vanessa Mafé-Keane
  • Avril Huddy, Jenny Roche & Musician Nicholas Ng
  • David Pyle
Projection and Motion Capture
  • Van der ????
Funders: Judith Wright Centre, Ausdance Queensland
Material: Independent contemporary dance showcase
Measurements or Duration: 60 mins
Number of Pieces: 1
Location: From date: To date:
Performance Space, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts 2013-05-01 2013-05-02
Additional URLs:
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Dance (190403)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2014 22:43
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2015 23:59

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